So proud our HaRRT Center research team + community partners + community members brought alcohol harm reduction to the Lancet Psychiatry! The short story: People with alcohol use disorder don’t have to stop drinking to start recovery. The long story: We didn’t ask participants — 96% of whom were physically dependent on alcohol–to stop or reduce their drinking. Instead, we supported whatever they wanted to see happen for themselves, talked about staying safer and healthier when drinking, and provided anticraving meds. What happened? They loved coming back to talk to Nigel Mayberry and Naomi True, and they reduced their alcohol use by 43%, reduced their alcohol-related harm by 59% and improved their physical health by 10%. Bottom line: let your patients lead the way to recovery!
You can read a press release about the article here.
You can read the advanced online publication here.
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